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Hindus Want World Council Of Churches to Organize Global Interfaith Summit

June 15, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: One India/ANI

http://news.oneindia.in/2010/06/15/hinduswant-world-council-of-churches-to-organizegl.html

Hindus have welcomed "inter-religious dialogue and cooperation" program of World Council of Churches (WCC). "In our increasingly pluralistic societies, more inter-religious dialogue and cooperation are needed if conflict fueled by religion is to be constructively addressed...

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Va. High Court Rules Against Anglican Breakaway Churches, but Dispute Isn't Over

June 11, 2010

Author: Michelle Boorstein

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/10/AR2010061002988.html

Virginia's Supreme Court struck a blow to Anglican conservatives Thursday, ruling against nine congregations who split from the Episcopal Church after a series of doctrinal disputes that culminated with the 2003 installation of an openly gay bishop.

At issue are...

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Claremont Seminary Reaches Beyond Christianity

June 9, 2010

Author: Mitchell Landsberg

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-claremont-20100609,0,4360922.story

In a bow to the growing diversity of America's religious landscape, the Claremont School of Theology, a Christian institution with long ties to the Methodist Church, will add clerical training for Muslims and Jews to its curriculum this fall, to become, in a sense, the first truly multi-faith...

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Thousands Of South Louisianians Praying In Face Of Massive Gulf Oil Spill

June 9, 2010

Author: Bruce Nolan

Source: The Times-Picayune

http://www.nola.com/news/gulf-oil-spill/index.ssf/2010/06/thousands_of_south_louisianian.html

Twice a day, precisely at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., alarms ring on dozens of cell phones, alerting those participating in the Rev. Jim Woodard's week-old Internet prayer initiative to spend one minute praying for relief from the BP Gulf oil spill.

A candlelight...

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New Anglican Church Faces Fiscal Challenges

June 9, 2010

Author: G. Jeffrey MacDonald

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/new_anglican_church_faces_fiscal_challenges/

When the Anglican Church in North America launched last year, founders were clear on what they didn’t want to be: the Episcopal Church.

But as the ACNA marks its first anniversary with a meeting here this week, members are finding that carving out...

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Methodist-Aligned Seminary Opens Door to Jews, Muslims to Span Divides Of Faith

June 9, 2010

Author: Mitchell Landsberg

Source: Cleveland/The Los Angeles Times

http://www.cleveland.com/nation/index.ssf/2010/06/methodist-aligned_seminary_ope.html

In a bow to the growing diversity of America's religious landscape, the Claremont School of Theology, a Christian institution with long ties to the Methodist Church, will add clerical training for Muslims and Jews to its curriculum this fall, to become, in a...

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New National Holiday Irks Non-Orthodox Faiths

June 8, 2010

Author: Alexandra Odynova

Source: The Moscow Times

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/new-national-holiday-irks-non-orthodox-faiths/407733.html

Russia will celebrate a new holiday next month under a decision backed by the Kremlin and Russian Orthodox Church that is stirring up decidedly unholy feelings among non-Orthodox Russians.

Christianization of Rus Day on July 28 won't be counted...

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Sikhs Blast 'Raghead' Comment Directed At S.C. Candidate

June 7, 2010

Author: Fernando Alfonso III

Source: Beliefnet/Religion News Service

http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2010/06/sikhs-blast-raghead-comment-di.php

The "raghead" comment aimed at South Carolina gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley was unfair, uncalled for and unreasonable, Sikh advocacy groups said.

"It is a very unfortunate situation," said Gurinder Singh Mann, director of the Center for Sikh and Punjab Studies at the...

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Pastor's Newspaper Ad Fans Religious Tensions In St. Cloud

June 2, 2010

Author: Ambar Espinoza

Source: Minnesota Public Radio

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/06/02/st-cloud-religioius-tensions/

A pastor has upset Muslims and Christians with a paid newspaper advertisement that questions whether Islam threatens the United States.

Other religious leaders have criticized the advertisement as fearmongering. They say it has contributed to a tense climate in...

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